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Spin-out company Oxtex to receive £150k ISIS funding

Spun out by Isis in 2011, Oxtex has raised over £1.4m in start-up funding and will receive £150,000 from the University of Oxford Isis Fund. Developed by surgeons at the John Radcliffe Hospital and scientists from the Department of Materials, Oxtex's tissue expander has applications in human reconstructive, dental and veterinary surgery.

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Two Low Carbon Vehicle Technologies projects receive £6 million from EPSRC

Professor Peter Bruce and Professor Patrick Grant from Materials at Oxford are part of a new ELEctrochemical Vehicle Advanced Technology (ELEVATE) project which will develop better materials for energy storage devices such as fuel cells and batteries and improve integration between devices, vehicles and power grids. 

New facility to focus on Materials
A collaboration between Oxford University, Diamond Light Source, and Johnson Matthey will create a world-class materials characterisation facility at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire.